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Classic Moments in Jock History

The best and funniest scenes in nerd vs. jock movie history.

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Coach Harris’ disappointed speech

Possibly the quintessential Jock vs. Nerd film, Revenge of the Nerds is one of those camp-classic comedies you can flip to on your TV and immediately associate with the 1980s. In this clip, established nerd-hater Coach Harris reams out his players after their loss to the nerds in the Greek Games during homecoming. The victory also gives the nerds control of the coveted Greek Council on campus (that’s exactly how college Greek life really works, right?). Harris’ speech riles up the jocks and enrages them into one last bout of pointless destruction at the nerds’ expense. Coach Harris was undoubtedly the most important role of John Goodman’s career, at least in the mad jock movie genre. The highlight in this clip clearly goes to Ogre’s deranged scream—“NEEEEERRRRRDS!” NEXT: DON'T MESS WITH THE WATERBOY >>

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